- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
I have a VERY LARGE extended family and my my mother’s closest cousin contacted me a few days ago offering to host a bridal shower for me. I was completely taken aback, as was my mother. We were so surprised because we made it very clear to everyone that my wedding is going to be very small since I’m in medical school and lack funding and a lot of time to plan a larger event. This cousin herself isn’t invited to the wedding, and she is aware of that. My mom and I would love to spend an afternoon with the women in our extended family since we moved from the area about 2 years ago, but we are both wary of allowing the shower to happen. Mainly, because 99% of the people that would be attending aren’t invited to the wedding. I’m very torn because it was so incredibly sweet and generous of her to offer, but I just don’t want to offend so many women in my family that I admire and respect. I really do feel like my extended family is clear that my wedding is very small and that most of them aren’t invited, (I got engaged 3 weeks before our family reunion last year so we were very clear with everyone at that time) so I just am unsure of what I should do. Any advice on this sticky situation would be greatly appreciated!!